Hikes

–> SUMMER 2018 HIKES <–

All hikes are open to the public.

BIKING FROM SIMCOE TO PORT DOVER – 22 km
Friday, July 13th
Ample opportunity to see all the motorcycles in Port Dover
Cyclists will meet in Simcoe and ride the Lynn Valley Trail to
Port Dover and return.
Info: Brian for location and time to meet in Simcoe 519-633-3064

DUTTON/DUNWICH TRANS CANADA TRAIL – 4 km.
Saturday, July 21st at 10 a.m.
Meet at Southwold Earthworks, 7930 Iona Rd
Small celebration of Canada’s 150th year after
Info: Marg 519-762-2049

LIGHT TRAIL MAINTENANCE
Monday, July 23rd at 9 a.m.
Meet at Lyle Rd
Info: Brian 519-733-3064

HIKE THE ELGIN – difficult
Saturday, July 28th
Hike from the trestle bridge to Lyle Rd.
Info: Loretta 519-782-7550 for location and time

HIKE AROUND DORCHESTER POND – 3 km, easy
Wednesday, August 8th at 9 a.m.
Meet at the Elgin Mall parking lot, east end near Metro to car pool.
Info: Jim 519-773-8185

MYSTERY HIKE
Saturday, August 11th
Info: Loretta 519-782-7550 for location and time

SPRINGWATER HIKE – 8 km, moderate
Saturday, August 18th at 9 a.m.
Meet at the Jaffa Environmental Ed Centre, 48346 John Wise Line.
Info: Brian 519-633-3064

HIKE AROUND DALEWOOD – 6 km, moderate
Friday, August 24th at 9 a.m.
Meet at the Dalewood dam parking lot.
Info: Brian 519-633-3064


The EHTC and Hike Ontario’s rating system

The Level of Difficulty or Terrain

  • Level 1: Well-defined trails, gentle inclines. Hiking boots not required, but trails may be wet. Is suitable for beginners. This level is recommended for newcomers to club activities.
  • Level 2: Generally on trail. May be hilly, light bushwhacking, some rough spots or obstacles. Boots are recommended.
  • Level 3: Rough terrain with one or more of the following: extensive bushwhacking, steep sections, long climbs and descents, beaver dams, rock scrambling or other obstacles. Boots, Level 2 experience, and a high level of fitness essential. Long pants and sleeves recommended.

The Speed/Pace

  • Leisurely = less than 2 km/h
  • Slow = 2-3 km/h
  • Moderate = 3-4 km/h
  • Fast = 5 km/h or greater

Remember
To participate in an organized hike you need to be able to complete the specified length of the hike on your own or with your support person within the time allotted.